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Cafe Cruz

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2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
+1 831-476-3801
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Aptos, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The patio was truly a fairy tale setting -- a wall of plants decorated with small white lights, and a tasteful wall fountain in the middle of all that. The heaters are ceiling mounted and the room was very comfortable, even for my mom from Florida, who wore sweaters in our 70 degree house. With only one other table seated... More 

Thank Patricia-Aptos
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for ages, birthdays, mother's day. Delicious grilled chicken and my favorite Tuscan salad

Thank MarkGaby
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, variety of seating environments. The patio is exceptional even on a chilly night because it offers large space heaters. It appears as an older building on the exterior with a comfortable yet elegant style inside. Like they say it's what's on the inside that counts.

Thank Kuper B
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went to Cafe Cruz to enjoy dinner. We sat inside - next time I would try for one of the patio tables! The service was good and they were accommodating with dairy free options. The Ono with wasabi mashed potatoes and sprouts was amazing! I'd go back for sure!

Thank Lesley B
Soquel, California
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe' Cruz has been a longtime favorite of myself and other locals. Their lunches are always innovative and delicious. Dinners usually have the same menu, but are always cooked well and leave you satisfied and waiting to come back. My all time favorite was fettuccine with skirt steak and Gorgonzola sauce. They have since changed it to a different steak,... More 

Thank Diana P
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for my grandson's birthday. food was delicious, staff friendly, a little pricey, parking was an big issue, crowded so suggest making reservations.

Thank Ann G
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always like to see my Nephew and check on how he is doing. the staff is friendly and well mannered. great coffe and croissants. right near the freeway ! so it connects to all transpotations easily. very good snack place. gas stations everywhere and al sort's of lil shops nearby as well. I recommend this place.

Thank Will S
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My husband and I went to Cafe Cruz for a nice meal out after helping our daughter move in to her dorm at UCSC. We sat on the patio, which was kept at the perfect temperature by heat lamps, strategically positioned throughout the space. The patio had lots of greenery, a fireplace, and a fire pit with comfortable chairs positioned... More 

Thank Mjde1229
Merced, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

It can be a bit loud but the food is wonderful. Reservations are a must! Nice desert menu too. Get Uber to drive so you can enjoy some wine with dinner.

Thank Andrea K
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I've been going to Cafe Cruz for the past 20 years or so and have always been satisfied with the food and the service.

Thank gourdman585

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-3801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?